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  1. #1
    eddymon
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    One problem I have here is that topics get moved too fast and some are taken too seriously, example:the re=birth of Gary is Van Halen topic.

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    12.13.17 @ 10:28 PM
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    What do you mean? That topic was started like Feb. 18, how much longer should the mods wait to move, a year?? People get offended about certain things, all human nature, gotta live with.

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    Yeah but it was brought back to life because it was funny, and sometimes things go to the RM or opinions forums too fast.
    Topics get more notice and input when they are in the main forum.
    I don't know, its just a little pet-peave that I have.
    But the site is awesome and you did a great job with it.

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    You know, that's one of the reasons I lost interest in the Maiden BB in March to migrate here. If you see the official Maiden BB, there are a few different forums but 99% of them are made inside "General Discussion." This place is so packed up it's impossible to get anybody to view your threads. The mods are few, and NEVER move any topics.

    So instead of several discussion topics (like vhlinks), where you could go to talk about cool things maiden related, there are a lot of immature kids who post all their crap on the "Main Discussion" and bury all intelligent, Maiden related posts.

    I'm happy to see Brett & the moddies make everything possible to avoid becoming like this. Just go see this and have a peek at what vhlinks could become if things got out of hand:
    http://64.33.70.146/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/U...assCookie=true

    There is a post there called

    "Guys, how big is your dick?"
    "How old were you when you lost your virginity?"

    AAAARRRRGH!!!!!

    So again, don't complain that your topics get moved!!!

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    eddymon
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    O.K.
    but how about a beginners forum?
    where all the total crap goes,
    some rumours do pan out, like the Eddie cancer one that came out a couple days before the official site posted it.

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    A well-moderated board is a joy to behold. Brett's got sensible policies, and they're a big part of why this place works so well. Most topics fit into one of the forums pretty naturally, and just a few don't. It makes it so easy to find things, and the forum descriptions provide great guidelines for where something should (and will end up) going.

    As far as a beginner's forum, you mean something for people with low numbers of posts? I don't think you can say that low posters have little of value to say. Sure, some of them just jump right in without looking, but a lot of them have lurked for a long time. That's how I started. And you'd have some of the old timers telling people that they belong in the kiddie pool. It just puts too much emphasis on how many posts someone has.

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    The Iron Maiden board looks good, but it is a definite mess.

    A beginner's forum would really serve no purpose in that people with a low number of posts would feel alienated or something because of their small post count. There have been several infrequent posters who have made great posts, and to make them feel they have to be relegated to a beginner's forum would make little sense.

    The Main Forum is a mess and all the mods and Goo do a great job of moving stuff to the right place. Everyone assumes everything should go in there, and if that were the case, there wouldn't be 10 other forums here. I get so frustrated moving topics myself that I've almost gotten to the point of just letting the mods do it, unless it's really bugging me.

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    I didn't mean a place where they should post, just.......Ah, forget it I can't explain it sensibly to myself.
    I love all posters.
    One of these days a "newbie" will be the one with the right date and time.
    So I take almost all posts seriously.
    Lets just continue to have some fun.
    Sometimes we all take VH too seriously, They are just a rock band.
    Sure they provide us with some really great music, but they haven't cured cancer.
    (unless Eddies working on that one now)


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    I brought it back simply because I thought it was rather funny ?

    If nobody wants it on the first page it will be gone within 2 days . I think it kind of sucked that it got moved . I mean , cmon a sense of humor is fun to have , even in the main discussion .

    Personally , if somebody wants to answer it and leave it towards the top , well then there you go . Whatever , no big deal I guess .

    I like to laugh , Van Halen is supposed to be fun , laughs ya know .

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    agree totally.

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    well eddymon I feel like I did not really say what I wanted on my last post because I can't explain it really . I was just digging through old threads and I seen the Gary thing and it kinda made me laugh .

    Not to bash Gary , but things seem kind of screwed up in Van Halen land lately and I thought it would be nice to have a post that was more funny , I guess at Gary's expense . Anyways , this is still a cool ass site . I think it is good that you can't get away with BS that goes on at other places ya know .

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    Hey , this is still the coolest sight .
    It got moved , no big deal , it's not like it got deleted .

    Brett , I am not pissed ok . I am just posting this because I AM ADDICTED TO VH LINKS !!

    My wife isn't mad at me yet for being on here all the time

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    eddymon
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    me too Brett.
    this is the best and easiest site for me to get around.
    and I suck at this computer shit.

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    I like this site alot , it's the only site on the whole web I go to . I wish I could help and get involved with this site somehow.

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    12.11.17 @ 05:34 PM
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    Just some thoughts on this..

    -Main discussion gets so damn busy, sometimes topics can dissapear off the 1st page in a matter of a couple of hours - moving them to a quieter and more appropriate forum prolongs their visablity.

    -If you just post everything in main discussion.. even if its just for 'exposure'.... whats the point of even having any other forums?... fuck it, just have a superforum, like a royal rumble or something

    -Moderating main discussion gets like pulling teeth after a while, it gets so jumbled up. It's a pretty big job, and can take a lotta time to do it properly.

    -Rumors, in particular, can piss people off real quick, moving them to a forum of their own gives other users a chance not to read them if they dont wanna.



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